Find your peanut butter, and other lessons from Innovation Experience 2015

If the product or service you’re launching is at the center of your communications strategy, and if you haven’t found your peanut butter, beware! Your launch could use a healthy injection of innovation. (If you just sat back, furrowed your brow and said “Huh?”, allow me two minutes to explain.) For three years running, we’ve […]

December 18, 2015
Sports marketing: The 4 questions you need to ask

No matter the game or what side you’re on, sports trigger emotions. Even here in humble Wisconsin, sports fans are passionate, often rabid. (Witness the throngs of Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers fans who fill their football stadiums this time of year, and the Marquette basketball faithful who still have championship aspirations.) Sports are […]

December 7, 2015
Reach consumers with transparency

Now more than ever, consumers want to know where their food comes from.  They want to know the source and contents of the fuel they’re putting into their bodies. And it’s not just our rapid access to information driving their curiosity; it’s also due to a disconnect between farms and the families they feed.  This […]

June 26, 2015
Be the make-it-happen CMO

As BR’s CEO Greg Nickerson recently reminded us, change is not an option. Organizations must constantly transform the way they do business or risk becoming obsolete. Whether that means repositioning a brand, sharpening a sales team’s story, learning to use new technology or targeting new customers, change is (and should be) the norm. As marketing […]

May 27, 2015
Are you agile enough? Four ways to find out.

Marketers face constant pressure to deliver the most customer-centric experience possible. And that’s where you need an agile approach. With it, you can adjust your approach to deliver faster and better than ever before. And this is key, because, as has reported, 85 percent of CEOs say agility and responsiveness are the most important […]

May 6, 2015
Delight B2B customers with

With consumer sites, it’s never a question. At the end of all your product research and cost comparison, you’ll find an e-commerce solution to make a purchase. It’s expected — a natural step in the buyer’s journey. You want goods or services, and the brand delivers on that promise in a simple, easy-to-use manner. So […]

April 2, 2015
The most important stat for agrimarketers

In a world where just about everything can be quantified and your ag marketing program is riddled with figures on opens, click-thrus, impressions and ROI, there is one stat that should rise above the rest when making marketing decisions. It has nothing to do with metrics, yet has the potential to make a significant impact […]

March 18, 2015
The newest P in marketing: Protection

Today’s conversations about food are at the crossroads of political, business, social and personal interests. Contemporary food brands can’t simply rely on traditional marketing — product, price place and promotion — to sell their products. They also must protect. Consider the Butterfinger. Nestlé USA recently attracted mostly positive reaction by announcing it is eliminating artificial […]

March 12, 2015
Mine big data. Then do what big data can’t.

As big data matures, it will fast become a commodity. When that happens, brands won’t be able to differentiate themselves through data analysis because doing so will become table stakes, not a competitive advantage. The impact then comes in putting resources behind what a computer can’t do. Marketing initiatives like a creative campaign that connects […]

March 3, 2015
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